Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dear Words

… Reverberating on my eardrum’s skin you come in like a finger on a guitar string. Sound sends me quivering. Some places hands can’t go. You touch the soul. But I’m not saying hands can’t talk or what is meant can’t be felt. Once I […]

At the Grave of Walt Whitman

… I was in Philadelphia and crossed the bridge to Camden. “I’m satisfied,” I said. “There’s grass growing here and I no longer care what anyone might think of me or what the future holds or when and if comes money.” I heard you speak, […]

For John Keats: This Living Hand

… I think that I’m a candle whose flame stays round the wick whether set in one place or carried never wavering an inch from where I’ve always been. I hold out my hand like you did. When I’m happy and look at it it’s […]

Todd Colby reads from Splash State and Flushing Meadows

… If you are new to Todd Colby’s poetry, you’ll enjoy it because it is full of sounds and images that are unexpected, funny sexy surprises that can penetrate all the five senses. Todd is a musician, poet, and artist, but in this particular post, […]

Suburban Eyes: New Jersey Landscapes by Ron Erickson

… Ron Erickson is a favorite artist of mine. I’ve enjoyed his work from the first time I set eyes on it. Last year, I was away and missed his show at Farleigh Dickinson University. He has been nice enough to send me images of […]

Lewis Warsh reads from Out of the Question: Selected Poems (1963 – 2003)

… I like to read Lewis Warsh and I like to listen to him read. He pronounces his words well because he knows what they mean. In the spirit of listening, here is what I captured of him reading at the Poetry Project last autumn […]

Michael Lally reads from ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY, Poems 1960 – 2017

… I’ve been working on a project recording poets reading poems or getting poets to send me videos of themselves reading poems that are in Readings In Contemporary Poetry, DIA Art Foundation, a recent anthology edited and beautifully put together by Vincent Katz, a book […]